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by Kapyong
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday all, Some more thoughts on sheep genetics (hey, I'm from Oz, sheep are important to us - you know they say 'Australia rides on the sheep's back', right ? TBH they're a little awkward travelling to work on, but the good news is that they can fit 16 lanes across the Sydney harbour hyperpotamus, 2...
by Kapyong
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

P52 :
Image

(After DNA testing.)

Kapyong
(Sure, it's papyrus, but hey :) )
by Kapyong
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday all :) As you pointed out, you might easily find flora and fauna that really fits one scenario over another. Presumably you mean that the DNA of sheep/lambs may be different between the 1st century vs the 19th century, right ? So that a DNA test revealing the vellum of Sinaiticus was from the 1...
by Kapyong
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday John T and all :) Well, you got me. Turns out DNA testing much like radiocarbon dating is completely useless in determining if a document is a modern forgery or not. Now since you caught me how about telling us what method is acceptable to you? :cheeky: No worries, mistakes happen :) I'm just a...
by Kapyong
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday all, If you have a breed of animal used for the vellum that did not exist in the 4th century then you have a case for fraud. If the ink has DNA of a plant not known to the region at the time, then you have fraud. There are many variables and scenarios. Yup :) But you brought up the subject of D...
by Kapyong
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday Ben C. Smith and all :) I have no expert knowledge of this matter, but I have found a number of articles suggesting that DNA dating of parchment has been in development for at least a decade. For example: https://www.livescience.com/3300-dna-reveal-origins-medieval-manuscripts.html . I have no ...
by Kapyong
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday all :) Vellum is parchment made from animal skins. DNA will confirm what animals were used and what generation they came from. http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/dna-and-dead-sea-scrolls-lessons-scientific-method Well, that site mentions DNA testing used to identify the animal species. But there i...
by Kapyong
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday John T and all :) As a judge I would find it very troubling if a woman suing for child support refuses to have a DNA test on her child. You keep mentioning "DNA testing" for Sinaiticus. How do you think DNA testing applies to dating of ancient MSS ? Kapyong PS : You can buy your own facsimile f...
by Kapyong
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 240176

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Gday all,
Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:44 am
Then he certainly belongs at this forum. It should be renamed "The Center for Imaginative Adoption of Historical Facts and Anomalies to Suit Pre-Existent Assumptions Forum"
Then why are you here ?

Kapyong
by Kapyong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 14219

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

Gday Beverley :)

Looks interesting, will read.

Have you seen the work of Michael Turton ?
He covers some similar ground on G.Mark :

"Historical Commentary on the Gospel of Mark"
http://www.michaelturton.com/Mark/GMark_index.html

Kapyong